The 19th Sino-Japanese Seminar on Comparative Law: "New Technologies and Law (Ⅱ)" successfully held online

Source: | 2021-10-12  


The 19th Sino-Japanese Seminar on Comparative Law, jointly organized by CASS Institute of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law of Waseda University in Japan, was successfully held online on September 17, 2021. The seminar, which took "New Technologies and Law (Ⅱ)", as its theme, was attended by more than 30 Chinese and Japanese scholars.

Professor Masanori Okada, director of the Institute of Comparative Law of Waseda University, and Professor Mo Jihong, director of CASS Institute of Law, each delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. Director Masanori Okada expressed his gratitude to all scholars for overcoming the inconvenience caused by the pandemic to participate in this seminar. He pointed out that the seminar would focus on the discussion of the challenges posed by new technologies to the law and responses thereof from the perspectives of labor law, copyright law, financial law, and criminal law, which are currently important topics in the legal field of both countries. He looked forward to in-depth discussions at the seminar and wished seminar a complete success.

In his speech, Professor Mo pointed out that new technologies have indeed changed our traditional life and brought a lot of convenience in our work and life, but also caused a series of new types of legal issues in such fields as information security, legal services, and intellectual property rights, and big data protection, which require in-depth research by legal experts. He sincerely hoped that scholars from both countries would carry out in-depth exchanges on important issues of science, technology and law, promote the deepening of research on these issues, and help improve the relevant legal systems of the two countries.

At the seminar, Chinese and Japanese scholars conducted in-depth discussions on topics such as AI and labor law, AI, the Internet and copyright, financial regulation of encrypted assets, rules of competition law for platform companies, and AI and subjects of criminal liability.